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Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.20 - March 2023

Content in Focus

  • Using Technology for Transforming Waste to Energy in Developing Countries
  • Socio-cultural Barriers and Challenges to Gender and Productive Uses of Energy
  • Africa Moving towards Industrialization: A Call for Smart Policy Choices and Entrepreneurial states
  • 3D Printing and the Global South
  • And many more

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.19 - December 2022

Content in Focus

  • ATPS Secures grant from AFDB
  • ATPS and Its Partners Award Grantees to Support Artificial Intelligence Innovations
  • Meet Our Grantees
  • Developing a Place-based Approach to Entrepre neurial Capacity Building Across African Institution
  • And many more

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.18 - December 2020

Content in Focus

  • ATPS Wins Top Advocacy Award in Open Contracting
  • Smart Villages- A New Holistic Development Paradigm
  • A New Real World Skills MBA Programme for the Future of Africa

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.17 - August 2020

Content in Focus

  • ATPS Ranked as the 1st Top Science and Technology Policy Think Tank in Africa and 10th Globally
  • The World and COVID-19: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • University Students Assemble Kenya’s First Locally-Made Ventilator

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.16 - January 2020

Content in Focus
  • ATPS Ranked as the 1st Top Science and Technology Policy Think Tank in Africa and 10th Globally
  • The World and COVID-19: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • University Students Assemble Kenya’s First Locally-Made Ventilator

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.15 - July 2019

Content in Focus

  • ATPS@25: Concept note and call for papers
  •  ATPS appoints new Board of Directors
  • ATPS signs MoU with AAS
  • ATPS annual staff retreat
  • Feature: Science, Technology and Innovation; is it the Answer to Food Security?
  • Climate Change: Cooking method, air quality and respiratory health in Africa
  • Climate smart agriculture: The Nigerian Experience
  • Evaluation of some Marine Seaweed as Food Supplements
  • Interview
  • Scholarships/Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.14 - March 2019


Content in Focus

  • ATPS retains top Science and Technology Policy Think Tank clinching 1st
    position in Africa and 10th globally
  •  ATPS wins the Tekeleza Climate Information Prize award
  • Improving wide dissemination of climate change information using the
    online Interactive Collaborative Environment (ICE)
  •  Air quality: Shining light on Africa’s silent killer
  • Science Shared Campus:An Innovative Approach to Science Technology
    Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education
  • ATPS co-hosts The African Annual Science Granting Councils 2018

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.13 - November 2018

Content in Focus

  • ATPS Holds a Regional Climate Change Dialogue and Training Workshop
  • Citizen Science Core in Developing Energy-Efficient Biomass Cookstoves
  • ATPS Receives a New Grant from BioInnovate Africa Program

Technopolicy Africa - Issue No.12 - March 2018

Content in Focus
  • ATPS Ranked Best Think Tank Network for the Fourth Year in a Row According to a Global Report
  • STI Policy Gap: A Barrier to Economic Progress in Africa
  • Transforming Lives of Farmers and Scholars using the LandInfo Mobile App Technology in Nigeria
  • RECIRCULATE: The Role of the African Researcher in Driving Sustainable Eco-Innovations
  • A Time to Relook on STI Policies in Africa
  • National Farmers Helpline in Nigeria Enhances Agricultural Extension Service Delivery through ICT
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Proposed Policy for One-Stop Agricultural Extension Delivery Centre In Nigeria
  • ATPS seeks for an Expert to Draft a Masterclass Paper on the Theme: “New Approaches for Funding Research and Innovation in Africa”
  • Opportunities/Events

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.11 - December 2017

Content in focus:

  • ATPS Participates in the Third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3)
  • RECIRCULATE Project Partners’ Visit to the ATPS
  • ATPS Hosts the 2017 Science Granting Councils Initiative’s Annual Forum in Livingstone, Zambia
  • Harnessing Solar PV Technology for Africa
  • ATPS Conducts Training for Farmers and Extension Agents in Kenya on the Use of the LandInfo Mobile App
  • Africa the Reservoir of Natural Resource Potential around the World: A Reflection from Liberia
  • Towards Achieving SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • The State of Climate Change in Cameroon
  • Technology Road Maps in Ethiopia: Turning Policy Statements into Action
  • ATPS Appoints New Board Members
  • Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.10 - September 2017

 Content in focus:

  • Scientometrics as a Tool for Effective Evaluation of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Performance in a Developing Country Context
  • ATPS launches its Project on Bridging Climate Information Gaps to Strenghten Capacities for Climate Informed Decision-making
  • ATPS Appoints a New Board Chair
  • ATPS Revamps its Website
  • Credit Access: Challenges for Nigerian Farmers and the Way Forward
  • Innovations in the Health Sector Helps Improve Livelihoods
  • Kenya Bans Plastic Bags: Is it a Menace to the Environment or the Economy?
  • Aligning ATPS Swaziland Chapter Activities with the National Goal to Attain First World Status by 2022
  • Scholarships/Opportunities
  • Vacancies

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.09 - June 2017

 Content in focus:  

  • ATPS signs a Protocol of Agreement with the African Development Bank
  • Africa’s Energy Crisis: Time to Look Inward
  • ATPS participates at the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative Workshop
  • The Role of Inclusive Partnership Arrangements in AgroFood Chains in Ghana: Benefits for Private Actors and Implications
  • ATPS participates at the Innovative Strategies for addressing Africa’s Structural Developmental Challenges Workshop
  • Transforming Africa’s Education System through Technology
  • Emergence of Vision 2035: ATPS Cameroon Chapter
  • Research and Development creates New Knowledge: ATPS Sudan Chapter
  • ATPS Staff participates at the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in Lancaster University
  • Politics of Innovation: Why some Countries are Better than Others at Science and Technology

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.08 - March 2017

 Content in focus:  

  • Africa’s Innovation Gap and the Imperative of Intelligent Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Africa
  • ATPS Ranked Best Think Tank for the Third Year in a Row According to a Global Report
  • ATPS Participates in AGRIFOSE 2030 Workshop
  • How India transformed its Economy through Science and Technology: A lesson for Africa
  • ATPS Renews Cooperation with IDRC, Receives a Grant
  • Revolutionizing Africa’s Economy through Agripreneurship
  • Is Population Census Losing Relevance in the 21st Century?
  • Policy and Development- Pathways to Impact
  •   The Fate of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  •   ATPS Staff Participates at the Wilson Centre Fellowship Program
  • ATPS Mourns the Death of some Network Members
  • Grants Received by the ATPS during the Quarter
  • New Appointments
  • Scholarships/Opportunities 

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.07 - December 2016

Content in focus:

  • Scientometrics and STI Indicators as an Option for Improving Science and Technology Development in Africa
  • African Development Bank’s Appraisal Mission at the ATPS
  • ATPS Staff Participate in the Capacity Development Training for Utilizing the AFAAS Virtual Social Network Platform
  • NEPAD Engages ATPS Experts in the Implementation of the Science Granting Councils’ Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Emergence of Inclusive Partnership for Strategic Action in Agro-Food Chains: Changes Realized in Cassava and Soya 
  • Value Chain in Ghana
  • ATPS Conducts Training for Farmers and Extension Agents in Kenya on the Use of the LandInfo Mobile App.
  • The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude
  • Soil Carbon Loss Mitigation: A Tool for Forest Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation
  • ATPS Participates in the CAAST-NET Plus Workshop for Early
  • Career African Climate Academics
  • Grants Received by the ATPS during the Quarter
  • New Appointments              
  • Scholarships/Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.06 - September 2016

Content in focus:

  • ATPS Holds its 2016 Stakeholders’ Forum
  • A Snapshot of the Proposed ATPS New Strategic Plan (2016-2020)
  • You Are What You Eat: Demystifying Facts on Nutrition and Health Perspectives
  • How can Value Chain and Value Chain Finance be made Functional in Africa
  • ATPS Policy Study on Regulatory Harmonization of Veterinary Products’ Registration in East Africa
  • Nigeria Launches a New Agricultural Policy
  • Hinging the Vibrancy of ATPS Chapter on Linkages and Groomed Youth: Lessons from ATPS Uganda Chapter
  • Youth and Entrepreneurship
  • Automatic Solar Irrigation Management System
  • Kenya’s Roadmap towards the Implementation of SDGs
  • Kenyan Farmer Reaping Big from Banana Tissue Culture Business
  • Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of AYFST
  • Going Green: A Panacea for Climate Change Menace in Africa
  • My Experience as an Intern at the ATPS
  • AAIN to Drive Agribusiness Agenda in Africa
  • Why Africa should put much Emphasis on Science, Technology and Innovation
  • 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Nairobi Declaration)
  • Grants Received by the ATPS during the Quarter
  • Scholarships/Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.05 - September 2016

Content in focus:  

  • How Can Science and Technology Policy be Formulated and Implemented in Africa? 
  • Value Addition Gaps: The Bane to African Economy
  • ATPS Wins Climate Information Prize 2016
  • Biogas Taita: Improving Access to Low Carbon Energy through Biogas and Solar Thermal  Water Heating Systems
  • ATPS Opens the 2016 Golden Climate Award
  • Innovation in Sporting: Kenyan Pilot Leads a Major Gaming Company in Africa
  • ATPS Relocates to a New Office
  • ATPS Signs MOU with AAIN to Accelerate Africa’s Quest to Eradicate Poverty, Hunger and  Malnutrition
  • ATPS Staff Participates in STEPS Centre Summer School
  • USAID Awards Top Ten Young Innovators in Agribusiness
  • Kenya to Host Innovation Africa 2016
  • Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.04 - March 2016

Contents in focus:

  • ATPS tops the list as the Best Think Tank in Africa for the 2nd year in a row according to a Global Survey
  • New innovation in malaria testing: The Urine Malaria Test Kit
  • Innovative ways to communicate climate change to vulnerable
  • Communities in Africa
  • Mobile phones and the youth in Africa
  • Science and technology for economic development in Nigeria
  • Africa’s mineral wealth: The relationship between technology and potential destruction
  • New appointments
  • Opportunities

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.02 - September 2015

Contents in focus:

  • The future of renewable energy technology through biodiesel production from Jatropha in Nigeria Policy Without Practice
  • Chinese African Babies: A Ticking Time Bomb?
  • Rethinking Africa’s Growth Pathway: The Role of Youth and Women
  • Strides in filing of Patents in Kenya
  • Differences in Gender Involvement Along Cassava Value Chains
  • Opportunities
  • ATPS New Board of Directors
  • New appointments

Technopolicy Africa – Issue No.01- June 2015

Contents in Focus

  • New leadership at ATPS
  • ATPS Emerges as the Best Think Tank in Africa
  • STI in advancing Higher Education

Issue No.27 - March 2013

Contents in focus

  • 2012 ATPS Annual Conference
  • ATPS participates in the 1st Bio-Innovate Regional Scientific Conference
  • Women and Youth in STI
  • Bio-Economy through Policy in Eastern Africa
  • ATPS Participates in UNESCO’s Science Policy Workshop
  • ATPS launches new Chapters
  • Spotlight on Chapters & Focal Points
  • ATPS News Round UP

Issue No.26 - July – December 2009

Contents in Focus

  • Scientific Revival Day forAfrica – ATPS Uganda and Ghana
  • ATPS Annual Conference and Workshop a Major Success
  • ATPS Promotes Full Stakeholder Participation in the Research Funding Process
  • Country Chapter Focus – ATPS Lesotho
  • Kenya Talks Climate Change University Business Research and Innovation in Africa (UNIBRAIN)
  • Nanotechnologies for Development in India, Kenya and the Netherlands: Enhancing policy-maker capacity to use evidence
  • ATPS Publication Series
  • ATPS Secretariat Staff Highlights

Issue No.25 - January – July 2009

Contents in Focus

  • New program on Intellectual Property Rights Launched
  • Finals of Women and Youth in Science Competitions
  • SET-DEV Manifessto Planning Workshop
  • About the New Global Adaptation Network for Africa
  • Launch of new Innovation Challange Programs for African Youth and Women
  • Building a National System of Innovation in Nigeria
  • Digitising Social Science and Humanities
  • The role of Higher Education in Sustainable Development in Africa
  • The University of Parlemo invites ATPS to the Panel for Natural resource Management.

Issue No. 24 - July – December 2008

Contents in Focus

  • National Chapter Focus
  • ATPS Concludes Water and Environment Programme
  • Training of African Parliamentary Staff on Communicating Science to MPs
  • Climate Change: Coping Strategies for East Africa
  • ATPS Hosts Global ISEE 2008 Conference
  • Pictorial, ATPS Partnerships
  • Policy Brief Review – Bordering on a Water Crisis
  • Barriers between Scientists and Journalists; Myth or Reality?
  • SET-DEV Stakeholders Meeting

Issue No.19 - January – June 2006

Contents in Focus

  • High-powered ATPS Delegation Visits Finland
  • ATPS Supports Engineering Students’ Exhibition
  • Water and Environment Teams Review Work in Progress
  • Partnership for Water and Sanitation
  • ATPS Co-hosts a Regional Media Training Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia
  • ATPS Supports “Power Up with ICT” Campaign
  • Uganda Chapter Marks Scientific Revival Day of Africa
  • The ATPS Tanzania Chapter Undertakes Study on Pilot Cluster Innovation Systems

Issue No.16 - July – December 2004

Contents in Focus

  • High-powered ATPS Delegation Visits Finland
  • ATPS takes on Research on Water and Environment Policies
  • ATPS organizes Conference on Science, Technology, Water and Environment
  • Inventors and Inventions
  • Calendar of Events
  • Staff News

Issue No.14 - June – December 2003

Contents in Focus

  • ATPS Discusses Science and Technology and Food Security in Maseru, Lesotho

  • ATPS Expands to Southern Africa and Franco-phone West Africa
  • The ATPS/RMRDC Training Workshop on Science & Technology Research Methodology, Policy Planning, Analysis and Implementation
  • ATPS Gets New Legal Status as an International Centre
  • Nigeria: Scientific Revival Day in Africa
  • Chapter News
  • Dakar Workshop
  • Expansion of National Chapters

Issue No.11/12 - January – Dececember 2002

Contents in Focus

  • Science and Technology and Africa’s Global Inclusion: 2002 ATPS Annual Conference and Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria
  • Major Ministerial &Policy Forum at the ATPS Annual Conference in Abuja
  • COMESA/SADC/ATPS Regional Workshop for Trade Negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda
  • ATPS & SCIDEV working together to train Journalists in Science Communication
  • ATPS launches a New Regional Research Programme on ICTs
  • Chapter News

Issue No.10 - July – December 2001


Contents in Focus

  • Autonomy at Last
  • Appointments and ATPS National Coordinators
  • News from the National Chapters
  • ATPS working with ACTS and other stakeholders
  • ATPS holds its first Annual Research Conference and Workshop
  • Interview with Margaret Gathoni Karembu (Ph.D)
  • ATPS Newsbites

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